1) Dr. Anthony Fletcher, cardiologist, CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute. This is Heart Month; Knowing Your Numbers is key. CHI St. Vincent will host a free community blood pressure screening event in Little Rock this Friday (Feb. 10) at the CHI St. Vincent Community Care East Clinic at 2500 E 6th Street. The screening is from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is one of several community screenings the ministry is hosting to celebrate Heart Month. For more info visit or call 501-552-4710.

2) Mayor Jaylen Smith is the Youngest Black mayor in the U.S.  Mayor Smith , an 18-year-old college student, was elected to lead the rural town of Earle, Arkansas. As mayor, he also plans to bring a major grocery store to the community – the only one in town closed years ago. He plans to continue his studies at Arkansas State University Mid-South as he juggles his mayoral duties and hopes someday to become a prosecutor.

3.) Benjamin Mason Director, of the S.T.A.R.T. Program at Philander Smith College to talk about the African Americans, High School Scholars Honor Ceremony Sunday February 26th. Honoring High School Seniors in the Jacksonville, North Pulaski School District the Little Rock School District, the North Little Rock School District, and the Pulaski County Special School District with a 3.0 GPA or higher. To nominate an Al-Star in your school or community, please submit the students name and contact information by email to: [email protected] or by phone at 501.975.8551